David M. Brickman is Executive Chairman of Meridian Capital Group and Chief Executive Officer of NewPoint Real Estate Capital, a prominent commercial real estate finance company providing lending solutions to investors of multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, healthcare, and manufactured housing properties nationwide. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to Stone Point Capital, a leading private equity firm in the real estate and financial services arena. At the end of January 2021, David stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the U.S., where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, David served as President and led all of the company’s business and operations areas. During his tenure he led the $2+ trillion company through a period of significant growth, change, and disruption as the firm navigated the challenges of the COVID crisis. David spent most of his career at Freddie Mac leading and transforming the multifamily business, presiding over a remarkable period of growth. Production rose from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018. He also established the company’s flagship K-Deal securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance market. He drove innovation by expanding Freddie Mac’s products and offerings — particularly those serving the growing need for affordable and workforce housing.
David’s educational accomplishments include doctoral coursework for a Ph.D. in economics and real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He’s been a professorial lecturer at George Washington University, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and is a non-resident Fellow at the Urban Institute. He also holds a U.S. patent for a unique mortgage-backed security structure.